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Published: Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Online for-profit college in the US faces difficulties

In the July edition of eCampus news there is a report on the problems faced by Ashford University, one of the fastest growing online schools. One of the biggest problems facing this college is the rejection  of its request for accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Ashford's own website makes no mention of these difficulties and continues to make large numbers of college-level courses available online.

Published: Thursday, 26 July 2012
Canadian study into online learning

A recent article in Contact North reports on the main outcomes of a key Canadian study into online learning.  It showed that Ontario had over 20,000 online courses available from its colleges and universities and that these generated some 485,619 registrations, making Ontario Canada’s leader in online learning. The data also revealed that colleges lead universities in the proportion of their courses available online (23% versus 7%), indicating what the opportunities are for expanding the sector’s online learning provision. Colleges also lead in terms of the number of programs with 20% of college programs available online compared to 6% of university programs.

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